Empowering Communities through Data


At the Africa Open Data Conference (AODC) in Accra, Ghana, Adam Talsma will share lessons from Reboot’s work with municipal government and civil society organizations in Sekondi Takoradi, Ghana. His remarks are part of a July 20th session on empowering communities to improve their lives using data with fellow panelists from Code for Nigeria, Data Zetu, Development Gateway, Open Institute, and others. Follow along with @MCC_Data, @theReboot, and #AODC17.

Cracking Open Data through Investigative Journalism


On July 18th, Chioma Agwuegbo will lead a discussion among pioneering African investigative journalists and media organizations at this year’s Africa Open Data Conference (AODC) in Accra, Ghana. Panelists from the Wole Soyinka Center for Investigative Journalism, Premium Times, and Tiger Eye Media will share stories from their investigative work to inform how donors and program designers can more effectively involve the media in open data efforts. Follow along with @TheReboot, @ChiomaChuka, @selasekove, @WSoyinkaCentre, @ptcij, and #AODC17.

Inspiring More New Yorkers to Create Impact with City Data


Today the NYC Open Data team released their annual progress report including a plan to release all remaining public data sets by the end of 2018. The report, created with support from Reboot’s design team, features Reboot's research into existing and potential users of open data, and highlights ways New Yorkers are already using data to solve problems in their communities. Find out more at the NYC Open Data Summer Updates event at Civic Hall on Wednesday July 19th, or watch the livestream starting on Wednesday at 6:30pm ET. #OpenDataForAll

Engaging Citizens through Social Media


African Newspage, an online, Nigeria-based newspaper, covered a roundtable discussion in which Chioma Agwuegbo and Rufai Isah discussed Reboot’s research on improving citizen engagement and accountability via social media. The roundtable, held in Kano, Nigeria was convened by the Department for International Development’s Partnership to Engage, Reform, and Learn (PERL) program.

Design Research—What Does it Mean in Practice?


On June 13th, Emily Herrick and Marielle Velander will lead a workshop for the NYC Sustained Global Impact Community of Practice on applying design thinking to policy and service design through design research. Emily and Marielle will share examples from Reboot’s projects and lead exercises designed to help participants apply methods and tools of design research to their own work.

Talking Inclusive Governance on Radio Nigeria


Chioma Agwuegbo was interviewed today on Radio Nigeria on the relationship between inclusive governance and violent extremism. The interview took place on the Neem Capsule Radio Show, a weekly live program hosted by the Neem Foundation in collaboration with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and broadcast to an audience of 30 million Nigerians. Insurgency in the northeast of Nigeria thrives “when people do not feel they are a part of the governance structure,” said Agwuegbo. “The people need to be a part of every solution.”